Saturday, 20 August 2011

The missing Aminals :-)

'Animals'.... hmm... that's quite a challenge. 'Animals' is the theme for our monthly blog hop in the 'Unique Women In Business' (UWIB) group. Looked at my shop SewDanish - Scandinavian Textile Art to see if I could find anything remotely resembling animals or animal prints.

I knew that I wouldn't find any. I don't think that I have ever used animals neither as a design source nor as inspiration for a piece of work. Some years ago I made a quilt, and on the finished quilt (which I didn't like particular) I stamped cat paws, as if a cat just had strolled over the quilt 'I was here and left my mark.....' It was actually rather cute and made the quilt slightly more interesting. Unfortunately that quilt is in storage in the US, so I'm not able to show it to you. I like animals and love watching nature programs on the television, but in real life I have little experience with them. Mind you, we have our lovely old, ginger Maine coon cat who just turned 18 years old last month, so that's gotta count for something :-)

On a recent vacation we stopped at the Greek island of Mykonos. Quite a busy and touristic place, but it definitely still had a lot of Greek island charm.

I spend a lovely afternoon by myself wandering the back streets and ally ways of the main town. Took loads of lovely photos of white painted houses with their colorful trims.
In the lazy heat of the afternoon I came across this family of two adult cats and their 4 tiny kittens. They were semi feral and lived in an abandoned shed. They quietly accepted me hanging out with them and I had a lovely time watching them.


Michele of By Your Side said...

Hi Birgitte!!
I would have to say I LOVE dogs!! Good thing since we have three - Mattie, Iacocca and Balto!! We call my 14 year old daughter the "Animal Whisperer!" We have had dogs, cats, hamsters, birds, fish and frogs!! But Dogs are my FAVORITE by far!!
I am loving all of the beautiful pictures on your blog!!
Have a GREAT weekend!

Aquarian Bath said...

There are some sweet feral kitties behind my friend's pizzaria too. My toddler just had her first temper tantrum yesterday over not being able to go after the kitty. Ahhh!

Janet Bocciardi said...

That last photo is killer! Really wonderful. Mykonos is at least photogenic, but I have to agree - I bet summer there is very crowded.

See... you managed to have a post about cats!

SewDanish-Scandinavian Textile Art, Unique Handmade Supplies said...

Thank you Michelle for your lovely comment. I'm glad you enjoyed my photos :-)
I love taking photos and have inspirational photos for future designs for about three life spans.
Sometimes I'm tempted to turn this into a photo blog, but...... :-)

Cory...Oh dear....but kittens are just the sweetest 'thing', so I totally understand your daughter' reaction :-)

SewDanish-Scandinavian Textile Art, Unique Handmade Supplies said...

I had so much fun watching the those cats. It took a while for me to realized that there was a little timid kitten inside the shed. All the sisters and brothers were having a hoot outside playing with absolutety anything remotely moveable.

Yeah....Pretty proud of my self that I managed to find some animals in my life :-) Our totally old cat is family so she doesn't really count :-)

Rita said...

Those cats are so cute! Love the last photo - absolutely adorable. Would also like to see your quilt with the paws on it whenever you get it out of storage.

Audrey said...

Eighteen years with a family cat definitely counts! Our current cat is 14 and our last one was 22...a hige part of the family to say the least :D
Great photos Birgitte!! Looks like you had a lovely time!


sharon said...

Enjoyed your pictures.

Su said...

Lovely photos, brings back my memories of visiting Greece.
Favourite animal - definitely cats! Just found your blog - it's lovely.